Sunday, February 19, 2012

9 Months

So, we're at 9 months, I feel like the last 9 months went a lot faster with a baby than the 9 months that I was pregnant did.

- He is on the move constantly 
- He pulls up on anything and everything 
- He uses anything he can to walk with 
- He's walking around tables now 
- He love getting in the dishwasher, well basically he loves getting into anything that looks interesting
- One tooth, I think he's working on an another because he has been so bitey lately!
- We're down to 2 naps. Some days it works some days it doesn't. But when he was taking his later nap he wasn't going to bed until late, and I need my baby free time at night!
- This kid LOVES to eat! He's nursing in the morning, gets 2 or 3 bottles during the day. Eats 5 or 6 ounces of solid food 3 times a day plus snacks.
- He loves Elmo. I really don't know what it is about Elmo that all kids love but he is one of them. When Elmo comes onto the screen his whole entire face lights up! Its come in pretty handy these days when he hurts himself by banging a drawer in his face or face planting on the tile after playing in Lily's water bowl. Elmo makes it all better :-)

He is just a general joy to be around. We have so much fun everyday, he cracks me up most of the days and now my days are spent chasing him around and making sure he's not drinking chemicals or something. No telling how many things he has eaten off of the floor that I haven't seen. If someone wanted to volunteer to come vacuum and mop my house everyday that would be freaking fantastic!


So...here are the 9 month photos!!















Saturday, February 18, 2012

He Got it From His Momma

He may look a little bit like me :-)




Thursday, February 16, 2012

How Cute is He?








Wednesday, February 15, 2012

To Baby Jail or Not?

When I say Maddox is getting into everything, I really mean he is getting into EVERYTHING! On one hand I really don't mind. Yes, I have to keep better tabs on him, but I really like that he wants to explore and find new things. On the other hand, I am a little bit afraid he will get into something that will harm him. Take for example...

I forget, is it ok or not ok to let your baby play with plastic packaging products??

He is also a little bit obsessed by Jeff's guitars. I figure we need to get this kid a guitar ASAP. I put him on the other side of the room and he just beelines back towards the guitars. He's getting so fast at crawling now that trick doesn't give me as much time as it used to.




We need to get the gate at the top of the stairs installed as well. I can't turn my back for a second with him on the floor in his room before he's out the door. We were ahead of the game on lowering the mattress, I don't want to be too late in installing the gates!

Today he was cracking me up because he was doing laps around our kitchen island. I was making him some pureed carrots and it kept him busy for awhile. He would do a lap, play in Lily's water, do a lap, check out whats in the pantry (try to eat a raw potato), do a lap, play with Lily. It was pretty cute. What was not cute was how filthy his socks were afterwards. I might need to mop soon :-)




Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big Guy

My baby is growing up too fast! I feel like crying on a daily basis. I was so excited for him to start crawling, it seemed like such a fun milestone. But he has quickly moved on to pulling up on everything and using baskets, toys, whatever he can to walk around the house with. Crawling was one thing, if he starts walking soon I will really feel like I don't have a baby anymore :-( Here's to hoping that he stays in this stage for a LONG time!



Sorry! Its long! He always seems to stop doing whatever he's doing when I start filming him. Stinker!

Helping Mommy

Maddox is such a big help to me around the house!


Loading the dishwasher (don't judge us for still wearing Christmas pj's)


Putting things away in the kitchen



Vacuuming


Making the house smell delicious


Biting Mom with my super sharp one tooth

As you can see he is super helpful around the house. I have a feeling that my house will be super clean from now on!



Friday, February 10, 2012

My Funny Valentine(s)



Monday, February 6, 2012

Tooth!

We have a tooth coming in!


So far it doesn't seem to be bothering him too much. He is waking up at night so I'll go ahead and attribute that to teething. We've been using the Orajel and that seems to be helping.

In other news....when did this kid become such a chunk!?!?! Check out that belly (and those chins!) ;-)


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ladies and Gents! We have a CRAWLER!

How cute is he?



This was just a couple of weeks ago and he's already graduated to this weird one leg straight while on one knee crawl. Of course he doesn't do it much in this video, but you get the picture.

video

He is going faster and further each day. I'm quickly learning what things he is going to get into (everything) and putting things up and out of reach. He's already found the outlets, thankfully they are all covered but we will have to be very diligent about putting them back on if we take them off! He basically wants anything that is not his and anything of Lily's he REALLY wants bad!

And maybe just maybe he has discovered that her water bowl is super fun to splash in.







Who needs toys when Mom has mixing bowls low and in my reach! And they're brightly colored, they must be for ME!





Like I said...he's into EVERYTHING! Makes my job harder, but I love watching him scoot around discovering his house in a brand new way.